Thank you so much for all your lovely gifts and Christmas cards! They were very much appreciated. We are now well into our new term and are settled back into our routines. We are enjoying a new set of topics with many engaging learning opportunities.
This term our Topic is ‘Towers, Tunnels, and Turrets’. We will be putting on our geography caps and investigate famous towers from around the world. From this research, we will design and build our own towers! We will also be developing our map reading skills and learning to identify natural and man-made features. If you are out and about in Central London, ask your children to look out for natural and man-made features and discuss their differences. Our artwork will focus on taking inspiration from artists such as Paul Klee who used striking colours and shapes to create a city scene. In English, we are learning our new story ‘Oh No George’. We are enjoying a variety of role-playing, innovation and story map activities. We are also continuing to develop our vocabulary. We are now very confident with using synonyms!
This term, we will be developing our understanding of time, money, capacity, mass and length. We are also developing our addition and subtraction skills from buying and receiving change for items and adding and subtracting lengths of time from a clock.
17th–21st February -Half Term
We are giving fortnightly spellings, weekly reading books and weekly mathletics tasks. We will be introducing extra activities such as comprehensions and topic-related tasks soon
In science,we will be learning about ‘Materials’, their properties and uses. This has helped us with designing our own towers.
- PLEASE NAME all sweaters, coats, gloves, hats, plimsolls etc.
- Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school at all times. PE is on Tuesday’s & Wednesdays.
- Parents and children are encouraged to check book bags for letters each day.
- Your child will read with an adult in school at least once week and we expect them to read at home with an adult every evening. The most important thing is that this is an enjoyable and special experience so that children really develop a passion for reading!
- Please record the reading that you do with your child in the yellow reading diary. This is an excellent way to share information about your child’s reading.
- Encourage your child to write in their homework book as often as possible. This can include: writing sentences using keywords, writing about their reading book, creating or retelling a familiar story or weekend news.
- It would be really helpful if you could send in tissues for the class.
- We welcome parent volunteers so please do let us know if you are able to help in the class or on trips.